Environment: Cyprus' solid waste one of highest in the EU

29 June, 12:32

    (ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, JUNE 29 - Cyprus is one of the EU countries with the highest production of solid waste per citizen. It was announced at an event in Nicosia on "The contribution of immigrants from EU countries in the achievement of a viable waste management in Cyprus: The role of effective information and participation at the level of local communities." As Cyprus News Agency reported, speaking on behalf of the Agriculture Ministry, Athina Papanastasiou said that Cyprus is one of the countries with the highest production of solid waste per citizen, noting that in average Cypriots produce around two kilos of waste per day. Explaining the various reasons for Cyprus' lack of adequate waste management, she said that the country has to make extensive efforts to comply with EU regulations and pointed out that Cyprus prepared a new waste management plan and set its quantitative and qualitative objectives. She also urged citizens to be more active toward this direction. (ANSAmed).

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